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North Korea denies chemical weapons link with Syria

2018-03-02, Reuters North Korea denied reports it had cooperated with Syria on chemical weapons, dismissing them as a fabrication by the United States to pressure the country, state media reported late Thursday. State run KCNA news agency cited a spokesman at the foreign ministry’s research institute of American studies arguing …

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Papua New Guinea officials say whole villages flattened by deadly quake

2018-02-28, Reuters Whole villages were flattened and water sources spoiled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 20 people, residents said on Wednesday as rescuers struggled to reach the hardest-hit areas in Papua New Guinea’s remote, mountainous highlands. The magnitude 7.5 quake rocked the rugged Southern Highlands province some …

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U.S. threatens action against Iran after Russia U.N. veto

2018-02-27, Reuters The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. “If Russia is going to continue to …

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Nasty Russian election video pushing young men to vote for Vladimir Putin

2018-02-27, Sources Supporters of Russian president Vladimir Putin are hoping a series of explicit and bizarre videos will ensure a landslide victory for their leader in next month’s election. The latest clip features heavily made-up, scantily-clad models posing provocatively in stilettos and lingerie, while one even poses topless on an office …

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Russian TV airs video game as Syria war footage

2018-02-27, Sources A tribute to Russia’s armed forces on the country’s flagship news programme mistakenly used footage from a computer game to illustrate military action in Syria. Eagle-eyed viewers of the weekly Voskresnoye Vremya programme on state-run Channel One TV noticed that gun-sight footage of a truck being attacked was actually …

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